MIAMI: Australia’s Minjee Lee takes aim at a 2022 money title and the LPGA Player of the Year award when the season-ending Tour Championship begins Thursday. A field of 60 players will compete for a $2 million winner’s payday, the biggest prize in women’s golf history, at the $7 million event on Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. Lee won the US Women’s Open and the old women’s golf record top prize of $1.8 million in June, three weeks after taking the LPGA Founders Cup. World number five Lee leads the LPGA season money list on $3.7 million, $1.1 million ahead of South Korea’s eighth-ranked Chun In-gee and $1.4 million atop New Zealand’s Lydia Ko. But eight players have a chance to claim the money crown by winning this weekend and they all have a chance to set a season record money total, breaking the mark set by Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa in 2007 of $4,354,994. “Definitely it would be such a great honor. Lorena is one of my favorite players,” Lee said. “I haven’t actually really thought about it. I know that I’ve had a really great year. I’m just going to try to get out of my own way and just play the way I know how to play. That’s sort of my number one goal at this point.” Third-ranked Ko has all-but clinched a second consecutive Vare Trophy for low scoring average on 69.049. LPGA Rookie of the Year Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand, overtaken by American Nelly Korda last week for the world number one ranking, ranks a distant second in the Vare chase. Ko, a winner in January at Boca Rio and last month in South Korea at the BMW Championship, leads the Player of the Year race 150-149 over Lee with Thitikul and Canada’s Brooke Henderson sharing third on 130.